The Bible You Thought You Knew

The Bible You Thought You Knew

The Bible You Thought You Knew

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
My name is Frank Spina and during my 46 years as a professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology, I noticed that most people only know interpretations of the Bible, rather than the scripture itself. In this podcast, I will be your teacher and guide through the Bible that not many people are familiar with. As we unpack quintessential Biblical stories, you will gain an unparalleled understanding of the scripture and discover a new way to think about the bible you thought you knew. Be sure to subscribe and tune in each week!
  1. May 11, 2021
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    Fish, No Chips, Befuddled Disciples
    In this week's episode, I recount the two feeding stories in the Gospel of Mark. As always, their analysis is not as straightforward as we might think.
  2. May 04, 2021
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    ’Stop Giving!’: Israel’s Generosity in the Wildernes…
    In this episode, I discuss the story of Moses and the Israelites building the tabernacle while on their way to the Promised Land.
  3. April 27, 2021
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    Humanity in The Creation Story (Genesis 1)
    In this week's episode, I discuss the story of creation and the significance of Genesis 1 and 2.
  4. April 20, 2021
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    Women and The Exodus: A Group Discussion
    In this episode, I discuss the women of the Exodus with two of my brilliant colleagues, Dr. Karen Winslow and Dr. Sara Koenig.
  5. April 13, 2021
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    Psalm 51
    This episode discusses Psalm 51, and why it's a fitting end to David's story.
  6. April 06, 2021
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    King David and the Prophet Nathan
    In this week's episode, I discuss the consequences of David and Bath-Sheba's affair, as well as the murder of Uriah.
  7. April 01, 2021
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    David and Bath-Sheba
    This week's episode discusses the story of how David and Bath-Sheba met, and the events that ensued after their affair.
  8. March 23, 2021
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    Why Did Israel Have a Monarchy?
    This is the story of the beginning of monarchy in Israel. People demand a king "like other nations", but Samuel and God did not like that. However, God allowed a king to be appointed, but had the prophet, Samue…
  9. March 16, 2021
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    Akedah: The Sacrifice of Isaac (Part 2)
    We continue Abraham and Isaac's story. Isaac is about to be sacrificed when an Angel intervenes and lets Abraham know that it was all a test. What happens after? This episode answers all your questions!
  10. March 09, 2021
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    Akedah: The Sacrifice of Isaac (Part1)
    Genesis 22 so stark, troubling, and difficult that Judaism gave it the name Akedah, a Hebrew word for “binding,” as in the “binding of Isaac", which is the conclusion of the story of Abraham and Sarah.
  11. March 03, 2021